Court of Auditors Report on the Annual Accounts of the Executive Agency for small aand medium sized Enterprises for the financial Year 2016
This document is the European Court of Auditors’ report on the annual accounts of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) for 2016. EASME, located in Brussels, was established for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2024 by the Commission Implementing Decision 2013/771/EU.
2. EASME’s main task is to manage, in close cooperation with seven Directorates General of the Commission, EU actions in the fields of research and innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, environment and climate action, maritime and fisheries.
3. This report presents the key figures for the Agency’s budget and total staff as at the end of December for the years 2015 and 2016. The budget for 2015 was €36.4m (£32.1m) and €35.8m (£31.6m) for 2016. The total number of staff as at 31 December 2015 was 373 and 417 as at 31 December 2016.